Progressive groups in Davao City stage a protest Wednesday, September 21 at the Freedom Park to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martial Law declared by then Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Sr. During those years, thousands of human rights violations were documented including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. (Photo by Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)
A street vendor plies his festival-themed headpieces and necklaces at the main thoroughfares of Davao City during the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan Saturday, August 20. This year’s celebration of Kadayawan sa Davao is conducted face-to-face, a first after two years of holding it online due to the pandemic. (davaotoday.com photo by Bern Pormento)
A member of the Davao City Police Office took photos and videos of activists during the SONA protest at Freedom Park, Monday afternoon, July 25. When called out for “harassment”, he immediately stopped the act. (Photo by Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)
A spectator points his mobile phone’s camera on the large screen display to capture the moment when outgoing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio takes her oath as the country’s newly elected vice president before Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (davaotoday.com photo by Kath Cortez)
Advocates and government employees light candles at the city amphitheater in Cagayan de Oro City during the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on May 15, 2022. In one of its reports, the US National Center for Biotechnology Information said “HIV crisis in the Philippines has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic”. (Jigger Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)
Youth activists staged a rally in front of the Davao City Council during its session Tuesday as they urged councilors and candidates of the local elections to oppose the city government’s waste-to-energy project and instead promote zero waste solutions as the better alternative that will do less harm to the environment. (Photo by Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)
Around 6,000 Kakampinks show their support to presidentiable Leni Robredo during the campaign rally “Kalinaw Dabaw” held in the Davao del Sur coliseum on March 24 Thursday.
Progressive groups led by Gabriela Southern Mindanao chapter commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8 with a rally in Freedom Park at Roxas Avenue. The groups raised issues such as justice for the Lumad school volunteer teachers and health worker slain in New Bataan; the junking of the Oil Deregulation Law that has triggered high price of fuel; and new leadership in the coming 2022 election. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)
Campaign volunteers set up ‘lugaw’ or porridge stations at the Divisoria area in Cagayan de Oro during the rally of presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday night February 22. Robredo also stopped sorties in Iligan and Gingoog.
On Valentine’s Day, women groups and cause-oriented organizations in Davao City joined the 9th One Billion Rising event in Freedom Park carrying the theme: Rise, Resist and Unite. The OBR is a global campaign on gender-based issues, and is organized nationwide by Gabriela Women’s Party-list. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)